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Saved to Serve

Saved to Serve

Very often we think salvation is the end result. That once we are saved, all is done. But, actually, salvation is the start of a fruitful life. We are called to love and serve God. We are most satisfied and blessed by doing so. But when we live far from God, we don’t have the desire to serve anybody else but ourselves. That’s why, when we are not right with God, we are unable to serve. Thankfully that changes in God’s…

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The Father of Mercies and the God of All Comfort

The Father of Mercies and the God of All Comfort

Our heavenly father is the father of mercies and the God of all comfort, says the Bible. How wonderful is that? Especially, when we are feeling helpless and clueless. Despite everything, we are okay. Just because our God is the father of mercies and the God of all comfort. We are not alone and we are not despised. We are loved and cherished no matter what.  Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus…

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Thoughts on Sacrifice, Gladness and Calling

Thoughts on Sacrifice, Gladness and Calling

Does God want from us sacrifice or something else? What do you think? I think, God’s will is always good for us and some times it really does require sacrifice. But sacrifice should not be our end goal; we are not to religiously prove our worth or earn our salvation. Our goal should be God himself and leave the details of our life plan to him. Just being in the will of God is a blessing beyond belief. The wise…

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Tears in Your Eyes

Tears in Your Eyes

Do you get often tears in your eyes? How do you react to them? This quote by Frederick Buechner changed how I think of tears in my eyes. Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come…

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Embraced to Embrace

Embraced to Embrace

When was the last time you shout for joy? Do you know what it means to be truly happy? Don’t go through life without finding the source of happiness and true joy. Because that’s where you find not just happiness but yourself and your calling. You made me so happy, God. I saw your work and I shouted for joy. How magnificent your work, God! How profound your thoughts! (Psalm 92: 4-5, MSG) When we start seeing the things God…

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Pointers for Finding Your Voice (and Raising It for the Glory of God)

Pointers for Finding Your Voice (and Raising It for the Glory of God)

Finding your voice and your place in this world makes our life meaningful. It takes time, lots of prayer and honest soul-searching. Here are some pointers to help you along the way. First of all, we need humility to realize God is God and we are not. This is the bottom line. Until we accept this, we can’t find balance. Until we surrender to God, we won’t have peace. But when we do, our life gets grounded and we are…

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Perfect Is Boring

Perfect Is Boring

Sometimes I wonder why we try so hard to be perfect and blend in. Because perfect is boring. It would be very bland if we all looked alike. It would be very boring if there were not any variety. And not just that. We would also know so much less of God. You will notice that the variety of bodies is stunning. Just as there are different kinds of seeds, there are different kinds of bodies—humans, animals, birds, fish—each unprecedented…

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Obedience or Excuses?

Obedience or Excuses?

What kind of excuses have you given to God? How do you rationalize  your refusal to obey? This week I learned there is something Kurt Bubna, Moses and I have in common when it comes to choosing either the route of obedience or excuses. How about you? Kurt Bubna writes in his new book Epic Grace, Chronicles of Recovering Idiot that he did not want to become a pastor because he was terrified of public speaking, had no desire to…

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Be Fruitful for Christ

Be Fruitful for Christ

I’ve never felt comfortable writing a Mother’s Day post. And even this is mostly an unlikely one. I have a wonderful mom (love you!) and I love being a mom. But my heart goes out for anyone who would (have) like(d) to be a mom and isn’t. I don’t feel comfortable boasting about my blessings. (But we are certainly encouraged to count our blessings). The only thing I want to boast about is God’s grace. And that is the best…

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Unlikely Qualifications for God’s Work

Unlikely Qualifications for God’s Work

Sometimes we think that God calls only impressive, competent people into his service. But I think we could not be more wrong. God is looking for willing people whom God would like to bless and equip for his service. Moses is a great example of this. Moses objected, “They won’t trust me. They won’t listen to a word I say. They’re going to say, ‘God? Appear to him? Hardly!’”(Exodus 4:1, MSG) Moses could not believe that he would be able…

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